Associate Professor Rob Manwaring

Associate Professor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Social Science South (325)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Rob Manwaring is an Associate Professor in the College of Business, Government and Law. Rob's background is in public policy, and worked for the UK's Commission for Racial Equality as a senior policy adviser, and also for the South Australian Council of Social Services. Rob teaches a range of policy and politics topics, and researches into the areas of centre-left political parties, democratic politics, and public policy. Most recently, his (2021) book 'The Politics of Social Democracy' was published with Routledge. Rob is member of the Australian Political Science Association, and is currently a co-editor for the Australian Journal of Political Science.

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2014

Key responsibilities

Director of Studies for Bachelor of Government and Public Management

Teaching interests
Rob's teaching interest include: Australian politics, social democratic and labour democratic politics, public policy, political participation and consultation, British political tradition, European politics
Topic coordinator
POLI2011 Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas
POLI12005 Politics of the European Union
POLI3013 Politics and the Internet
POLI1012 Introduction to Political Ideas and Public Policy
POLI1003 Introduction to Democracy and Government
Supervisory interests
Australian government and politics
Australian political parties
Australian politics
Comparative politics
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Politics and Policy (1)
Associate supervisor: Australian Politics (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Josh Holloway

DVCR Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication - DEC 2018

Expert for media contact
Australian Politics
British Politics
Democratic Engagement and Political Participation
South Australian Politics
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  • Government
  • Politics
  • Australian Politics
  • British Politics
  • Democratic Engagement and Political Participation
  • South Australian Politics
Further information
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